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Friday, May 16, 2008
The Earth Finally Says - I'm Not Going To Take This Lying Down!
Does anyone else think that maybe the Earth is finally fighting back for the climate change and global warming the human race is responsible for? I mean don't you think that this could be the Earth's "Orchid"? In the last month we have had a record number of tornadoes in the United States, a highly effective Cyclone that annihilated Myanmar/ Burma, and a devastating earthquake that pummeled China. On an equally terrifying, but less destructive scale there has also been major Volcanic eruptions that have been scorching Chile, and causing government enforced evacuations. The leaders of this country, who deny climate change and global warming is occurring, not only have these events to slap them across the face, but they also have the Earth basically saying "I'm finally getting rid of these neurotic animals. The last 5 million years has been nothing but a mess around here." The quake in China has really been the icing on the cake after 127,000 were killed in Burma, and 22 were killed the United States. The 7.2 quake hit at 6:33 a.m. (6:33 p.m. EDT Thursday), about 140 miles southeast of the city of Hotan in Xinjiang province, the U.S. Geological Survey reported (Western China where a lot of Muslin Chinese live, who are kind of problem nontraditional Chinese- explaining next sentence). A spokesman for China's Earthquake Administration said it was a 7.3 magnitude quake. There were no immediate reports of injuries, he said, and the area is sparsely populated. Of course he did. He also added "Chinese people don't die, the government makes everything so safe and pleasant in China that no earthquake could ever take a Chinese life, and the true cause of the quake was western devils." Well, that thing about being sparsely populated fell flat. One school alone collapsed and killed 900 children. As of 11:00 PM EST, 22,069 were confirmed killed and officials estimate that 50,000 died. Whoops. This is approaching Pakistan earthquake levels of death. I was watching the coverage of the search and rescue and couldn't help notice that one of the grieving mothers was wearing a fake Burberry baseball cap. How Chinese of her. I know, this no time for jokes, but that was just awesome. At this rate the Earth will have finished off us humans in record time, blowing away her previous record of 165 million years for the Dinosaurs. I can understand how people think that tornadoes, cyclones, earthquakes, and volcanoes can't all be related to global warming, but when you study how melting ice caps can increase water weight on tectonic plates, it becomes quit believable. Lets not piss of the Earth anymore. These attacks, including the last 4 years of Tsunami's and Katrina's, have been her weak stuff, don't make her bring out the big guns. If this was the France invading Belgium, I don't want to see WWII.